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Day of the Dead Shrine Making Workshop

Join us for a Day of the Dead Shrine Making Workshop! The roots of the Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico, go back some 3,000 years, to the rituals honoring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. and this year, it's coming to Cambridge. Join Together Culture and Lucy Gonzalez, as she shares her family's cultural traditions from Mexico. Together, we'll build a Day of the Dead Shrine to adorn our windows on Fitzroy Street. We ask all participants to bring a momento of a community to which they feel a sense of belonging to adorn the shrine. As we buld our shrine, we'll enjoy mocktails as we explore why rituals are such an important part of building community.

  • 30th October 2023 - 30th October 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day of the Dead Shrine Making is part of Together Culture’s Lifting the Veil Festival which runs from 24 October – 13 November.

About Lifting the Veil

October has long been a time of year when humans pause and acknowledge the mystery of transition. It’s a vibrant season, when past and present converge and we gather together as a community to celebrate who we are in relation to the rest of the natural world.  This October, we hope you’ll join Together Culture as we ‘Lift the Veil’ to our past to explore how people who lived in Cambridgeshire centuries before have come to shape our culture as we explore the meaning behind the autumnal rituals we treasure.  Along the way, we’ll experiment with how culture helps us to live our values, how communities are formed, and in our Citizen’s Studio we’ll be collaborating to answer the question: What is a creative community and what is its potential to create a more inclusive and vibrant Cambridge? 

About Day of the Dead Shrine Making

As you arrive, you’ll be greeted in our Living Room and we’ll be enjoying a seasonal mocktail as we relax and get to know one another.   Heather Thomas, Together Culture CEO, and Lucy Gonzalez, our creative teacher for the evening, will lead a conversation that explains the history and traditions of the Day of the Dead in Mexico.  Then, we’ll work together with the entire group gathered to develop the theme for our shrine before we get our our cratfing materials and build a shrine.  We’ll light our shrine together and it will sit glowing in the window of 5 Fitzroy Street until the end of the Festival.  This event is open to older children and adults.

About Together Culture 

Together Culture is a Community Interest Company commited to making space for people to create and to become more creative in Cambridge.  We’re gathering a community of curious citizens, artists, and entrepreneurs.  Some use the our studio space for their creative work and others to meet and explore how cultura and community form and change.   Visit www.togetherculture.com to learn more.

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  • Air conditioned
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Luggage storage
  • wheelchair access
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

A big hit with visitors to the city, the Corpus Clock depicts a golden, grasshopper-like monster (the ‘Chronophage’) eating time.